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  • adj. Alternative form of humoursome.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Moody; whimsical; capricious.
  • adj. Jocose; witty; humorous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Influenced by the humor of the moment; moody; capricious; peevish; petulant.
  • Adapted to excite laughter; odd; humorous.


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  • The vulgar word humorsome comes nearest to the meaning.

    The Monastery

  • -- The vulgar word humorsome comes nearest to the meaning.] -- And sings a sweet song, though it is somewhat of the longest.

    The Monastery

  • Duke, the man, has tatoo sleeves on both arms, his neck, back, etc ... with five jokers; not the most humorsome -- one has hollowed out eye sockets, another a board nailed over its lips, a third with corks in either ear.

    Hit it like you live.

  • Borderers, buccaneers, robber, and humorsome people, like Dugald Dalgetty and Bailie Nicol Jarvie and Macwheeble, whom he said he preferred to any person in “Waverley,” were the characters he delighted in.


  • Nevertheless, there was an energetic, nervous, almost humorsome mobility about his mouth; while his little beady black eyes, quick, warm, scintillant, had ten times the life one would have expected to find keeping company with his fifty years.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 40, February, 1861

  • Charlotte behaves like a humorsome child, and should have been used like one, and*** well whipped in the presence of her friendly confidante Harriet.

    Lady Mary Wortley Montague

  • His eyes twinkled with a humorsome light, but his face was shrewd, alert and aggressive.

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

  • The gentleman next in esteem and authority among us is another bachelor, who is a member of the Inner Temple, a man of great probity, wit, and understanding; but he has chosen his place of residence rather to obey the direction of an old humorsome father than in pursuit of his own inclinations.

    The Spectator Club

  • My gudesire’s hair stood on end at this proposal, but he thought his companion might be some humorsome chield that was trying to frighten him, and might end with lending him the money.

    Wandering Willie’s Tale

  • Indeed, he frowned at it, as if he felt that the gravity of the situation admitted of nothing frivolous or humorsome.

    That Affair Next Door


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